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    Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    Hey all:

    My car has an 80 amp alternator, I plan on adding an Odyssey PC1500 DT battery and (1) 1400 watt amp for the sub and (2) 250 watt amps for the front speakers. Is there anyway to determine if a capacitor will be required only or if an HO alternator will be required also. Thanks!







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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    A capacitor will not help voltage problems...

    Install everything, if you have voltage drops then upgrade your alternator. There is no substitute for more current.




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    I was thinking that I would only have problems with the sub amp. Won't a capacitor store enough power for the peak hits that the sub amp needs?




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    If that's all the amps you will be using then no. You can get away with one battery under the hood and the big three done.



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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    No what?
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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    That is no you do not need the capacitor, extra batter, or alternator.



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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    Ok the amps and the Odyssey battery are installed and the headlights dim with the bass hits. Thinking about installing these also:

    http://www.stingerelectronics.com/we...capacitors.asp
    Stinger Hybrid Cap SPDH10

    http://www.ohiogen.com/
    Ohio Alternator 160 amp

    Any comments?




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    Quote Originally Posted by thermal View Post
    Ok the amps and the Odyssey battery are installed and the headlights dim with the bass hits. Thinking about installing these also:

    http://www.stingerelectronics.com/we...capacitors.asp
    Stinger Hybrid Cap SPDH10

    http://www.ohiogen.com/
    Ohio Alternator 160 amp

    Any comments?
    dude! like he said drop the cap and do the big 3 wiring




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    here is the instructions with pics so you know what were talkin about.....




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    big 3 first. if that's not done, do it then ask more questions.






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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    then if the headlights still dim (which i doubt) buy the alternator not the cap




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    Oh sorry I didn't mention that I already did the big 3.

    So the Odyssey battery and the big 3 is complete.

    Headlights dim with the bass hits.




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    Quote Originally Posted by thermal View Post
    Oh sorry I didn't mention that I already did the big 3.
    alternator.






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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    OK, I just ordered the alternator from Ohio Generators.

    Did some searching here and it seems that people don't think capacitors serve any purpose.

    But does anyone have experience with these new 10 farad hybrid capacitors from Stinger?




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    Re: Battery, Alternator, Capacitor Help

    dont waste your money on a cap just get a alternator like pitbull12888 recomended



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